Within four hours of FIFA publishing their report into the less than salubrious goings on around the bidding for the 2022 World Cup (the one that will be played in air-conditioned stadia, or in the winter, or in another country altogether, or: any suggestions?), the investigator FIFA called in to collect evidence for the report has gone public saying that the report is full of factual inaccuracies (a decently lawyerly way of not saying any words that rhyme with ‘pork pies’).

The world’s most popular sport has already managed the feat of having the world’s least popular sports governance, and now we will have to listen to Sepp Blatter telling us everything’s just fine, nothing to see here, move along please – again. The only reason this is not an enquiry into corruption is that no one is allowed to use the word ‘corruption’.

And fans worry about a few cheats on the field …